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FC Barcelona News: 5 July 2012; Jordi Alba Passes Medical Examination, Will Sign Contract Today

Jordi will be officially presented today.
Jordi will be officially presented today.

Jordi Alba: "I'm excited to play for the best team in the world" | FC Barcelona
Jordi Alba visited FC Barcelona’s offices this morning and tomorrow, Thursday, he’ll officially be unveiled as a new Azulgrana player. The L’Hospitalet native is happy to return home and he hopes to show the Barça supporters why Club officials insisted on his signing. Jordi Alba also thanked the many supporters that made their way to the stadium this morning.

Barça boast 12 Euro winners | FC Barcelona
After the Euro 2012, five Barça players added their names to the list of Azulgranas that have won a European Championship. The players are Gerard Piqué, Pedro Rodríguez, Sergio Busquets, Cesc Fàbregas - he was an Arsenal player in 2008 when he won his first Euro - and the keeper Víctor Valdés.

Spain’s winning machine marches on | Andy Mitten - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Captain Iker Casillas and coach Vicente del Bosque were first off the plane at Madrid's massive Barajas airport on Monday afternoon after the flight from Kiev. They'd partied in a restaurant after the game, with another goalkeeper Pepe Reina again leading the celebrations. Every circus needs a clown and Reina's enthusiasm for the task makes him one of the most popular players in Spain, a country whose footballing dominance is relentless.

Andrés Iniesta: "I’m not competing with Messi for the Ballon d’Or" | FC Barcelona
Andrés Iniesta’s brilliant performance in the Euro, where he was named the MVP of the tournament, has catapulted him to the front of the list of Ballon d’Or contenders. "It’s a question that you can’t answer. The only thing I’m preoccupied with is playing well, feeling well, and helping people enjoy the sport," said the midfielder during a Mediapro event.

Iniesta slams Mourinho over Spain criticism - Goal.com
"Those were opportunistic comments because of the draw against Italy," Iniesta told Barca TV. "Commenting on such remarks is a waste of time. "We won the tournament with that system and these players, and that is something we should not forget."

Campbell heading to Spain | Sky Sports
The 20-year-old, who joined the Gunners from hometown team Deportivo Saprissa in 2011, spent last season getting some valuable game time in France with Ligue 1 outfit Lorient as he was unable to obtain a work permit in the UK. And now the Costa Rican is preparing to test himself against the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with Betis after again failing to get clearance to play in the Premier League.

Abraham, signs for Getafe | LFP
Getafe has presented David Angel Abraham as a new member of the "azulona" squad. The defender showed his enthusiasm about joining the Madrid based team: "I had always dreamt of playing in La Liga in Spain, since I had the opportunity to play in Spain, at Gimnastic Tarragona. I like competing and I'll be very happy at Getafe".

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